Dasani Bottled Water Has 4 Ingredients: Tap Water, Known Teratogen, Lethal Drug, and Salt
I remember the first time I tasted Dasani bottled water. It was 2004 and I was at a gym in Orange County, California. The drinking fountain at the gym was out of order so I purchased a bottle of water… Read More ›
American Foods Banned In Other Countries
A comprehensive and well-researched article from EatLocalGrown outlines some foods to avoid–if you live in the United States. These 10 foods are banned in other countries: Farmed salmon banned in Australia and New Zealand Genetically engineered papaya banned in the… Read More ›
Pros & Cons: West Nile Virus vs. Pyrethroid Exposure
In Dallas, Texas, it’s raining synthetic pyrethroid Duet Dual-Action Adulticide — 2,000 gallons of it, according to some estimates. To contain the mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus, airplanes will wash at least twelve cities in Texas with the toxic insecticide. If you… Read More ›
Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?
Photo: When Mary Poppins sang about a spoonful of sugar in 1964, most Americans had never even heard of high fructose corn syrup. A study funded by the Corn Refiners Association and published online at The Atlantic today suggests that “High… Read More ›
Vote Yes on Prop 37: The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act
A few facts about GMOs: A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered to include a new gene or set of genes. An example is a transgenic organism, an organism that has received DNA… Read More ›
Is all food created equally?
Mark Bittman’s recent column in the New York Times, “Which Diet Works?” asks an unpopular question: Could the prevailing diet wisdom of the last several decades — ie. to eat low-fat food in order to lose weight — be wrong?… Read More ›
Why should you buy organic corn?
Dow Chemical Company has given us another reason to buy organic corn. Dow Chemical Company is the second largest chemical manufacturer in the world. Dow’s first products were poisons: bleach and potassium bromide. Eventually, Dow expanded to include agricultural chemicals… Read More ›
Watch: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
The documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” explores and promotes juice fasting. Extreme? Yes. But America’s problems are extreme as well, and the film made me wonder if juice fasting could help some people. For the obese and morbidly obese,… Read More ›
Watch 60 Minutes: Is Sugar Toxic?
If you have a sweet tooth, like me, you won’t want to miss this 60 Minutes special on sugar and find out why doctors and scientists are cutting back on sugar: Sweet treats made with organically-sourced sugar are one of my few dietary… Read More ›